RN - Hospice
Posted on: September 12, 2021
The Hospice Field RN is a professional caregiver who is a member
of the interdisciplinary team. Responsibilities include the
coordination and provision of direct and indirect patient care
using the nursing process to meet the physical, psychosocial,
environmental, and spiritual needs of Carle Home Services specific
patient populations and families throughout the geographical area.
Hours may vary depending upon census and program need.
- Demonstrates understanding of Hospice Regulatory
requirements/benefits including covered services, recertifications,
transfers, and non-recertifications. Follows regulatory
requirements regarding documentation standards.
- Comprehends department specific indicators.
- Performs case management activities of assessment,
coordination, planning, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation.
Interacts with clients, caregivers and families to assess, plan
care, arrange services, monitor, and provide support and
- Consistently completes all admission documentation within
- Returns admission documents to office complete and in a timely
manner (according to policy).
- Completes required admission/recertification corrections within
24 hours of receiving them.
- Completes visits notes and telephone conversations records and
transmitted timely according to policy (includes physician orders,
admission, routine, supervisory, telephone and discharge
- Ensures Physician Orders are written timely, corrections to
care plans are entered and transmitted according to time line.
- Reviews verbal orders with MD office, written and evidenced as
read-back, completed immediately and transmitted within time frame
established by policy. Once documented and transmitted orders are
never changed. Ensures patient visit string(s) are added to the
record to make sure visits are not missed.
- Ensures proper acronym is evident on all physician orders.
- Completes Home Health Aide supervisory visits.
- Acts as the coordinator of the health care team in order to
maintain the proper linkages within the continuum of care.
- Collaboratively communicates and initiates case conferencing as
necessary and documents interacts (other disciplines, MD, care
coordinator, insurers, etc.). Communicates pertinent information
for patient care conferences on all admits done by him/her.
- Practices in a manner sensitive to the needs of patients and
families. Provides care according to plan of care and orders.
- Directs the activities of the licensed practical nurse.
- Makes home health aide assignments, prepare written
instructions for the aide and supervises the aide in the patient
- Assess patients for appropriate placement in Hospice per
- Make home visits to monitor for signs and symptoms associated
with end stage disease and end of life
- Implement interventions to palliate symptoms in concert with
- Triage phone calls when on call
- Make home visits to assess and pronounce death, do post mortem
care, notify County Coroner of patient passing, notify Funeral home
- Provide comfort for the family and make appropriate referral to
Keywords: CARLE, Decatur , RN - Hospice, Other , Elwin, Illinois
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